ADDED ON: 09/21/2018

Gay Sex Laws in Trinidad and Tobago Change, but Not Struck Down

09/21/2018 | Pink News

The High Court in Trinidad and Tobago has issued a final ruling on the country’s Sexual Offences Act, which criminalized gay sex between consenting adults. High Court judge Devindra Rampersad first ruled in April that the law was unconstitutional, and expressed intent to strike down Section 13, which punished “sexual intercourse per anum”—also referred to as “buggery”—between men or a heterosexual couple with up to 25 years in prison. Rampersad also wanted to eliminate the Section 16 law, which banned “acts of serious indecency,” effectively criminalizing any kind of sexual intercourse not between a man and a woman. This law carried a punishment of five years in jail.

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